SBOE Presents Annual Report at Working Session

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
OSSE Discusses Updates to the DC School Report Card and STAR Framework

Washington, DC--The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public working session on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the Old Council Chambers at 441 Fourth St. NW. The public meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) and will be streamed live via Periscope for community members who are unable to attend in person.

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will present to the State Board members on recent updates to the DC School Report Card, including the release of 2018-19 School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) Framework ratings and the release of scores from the new DC Science assessment. OSSE is expected to brief the State Board on the status of future updates to the STAR Framework and to discuss the District’s performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

The State Board will review its 2019 annual report, which summarizes and highlights the agency’s efforts in teacher and principal retention, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force and community engagement related to the DC School Report Card, social studies standards, and other topics.

State Board members will also engage with each other on key policy issues that have been raised in their committees.

While working sessions are open to the public, individuals and representatives of organizations are not permitted to speak or participate. Individuals and representatives of organizations may submit written testimony for consideration by the State Board at any time. Written testimony must be submitted by email ([email protected]) at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, in order to be included in the official record. Materials received after that time will be included in the next official meeting record. To review the agenda and submitted testimony and presentations, please visit the SBOE meeting documents site.

The draft agenda of the meeting is below.


Working Session Agenda

Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified, or updated without notice.

      I. Call to Order

     II. Announcement of a Quorum

    III. Leadership Report

    IV. Executive Director's Report

     V. OSSE Presentation on STAR, DC School Report Card & NAEP Results

    VI. Ceremonial Resolution Discussion  

   VII. Annual Report Draft Discussion

   VIII. School Visit Discussion

    IX. Committee Reports 

     X. New Business & Other Discussion 

    XI. Adjournment  


About the SBOE

The DC State Board of Education is an independent agency within the Government of the District of Columbia that advises the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), the District’s state education agency. The State Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, with one member representing DC at large, and two appointed student representatives. The State Board approves statewide education policies and sets academic standards, while OSSE oversees education within the District and manages federal education funding. More information about the SBOE can be found at

Contact: Milayo Olufemi


[email protected]